In the "crowded" address position (left-most photo), there isn't enough room for your arms to swing freely under your shoulders. The result is a flipped putterhead back and through using the wrists. Solid contact? Never had a chance. <br> Putting with your arms fully straightened [middle] is just as bad, because you'll overuse your shoulders, tipping them up and down to make your stroke. The result? A distance-control nightmare where you strike the ball with a different amount of loft on every p
Whether you want to hit a draw or a fade, the easiest way to control shot shape is to control the shape of your finish position. To curve the ball right to left, end your swing with your left wrist bent back toward your forearm and your right wrist flat. This reminds you to fully release the club by letting your right hand rotate over your left through impact [left-most photo]. You've done it correctly if the shaft is nearly perpendicular to your spine angle at the end of your swing. Stand s...
Most swing errors happen when you push your backswing beyond its natural limits—that is, when you try to make a turn that's too big for your physique. You not only lose your posture and balance but your timing, too. Here's a simple range drill to help you find the perfect backswing length for your level of flexibility.